I wasn't paying attention; I took my eyes off the Lord because things were going well. Then, like Peter, all that supported me caved in and I collapsed into the sea of despair.
I hadn't lost faith, I lost sight! I forgot to grasp my life preserver when I ventured out. Life had been going 'my way' and I never noticed myself drifting. I blamed everyone but myself for my misery. I even shied away from my Savior, feeling totally unworthy of His love and forgiveness.
But then like Peter I shouted, "Lord, save me!" and a strong and loving hand grasped mine and pulled me out of the abyss I was in and held me close to His heart. He said He loved me, even now! Always had and always will, in spite of my failures.
So if you find yourself sinking, just call out for Him. He won't let you drown.
"And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him." Matthew 15:31a NKJV
From: From My Heart to Yours by Deirdre Tolhurst